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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta targets 100 celebrities active on social media

Actors and singers put on wanted list as crackdown escalates

The state-rung Global New Light of Myanmar has published lists of people wanted for "spreading news to affect state stability."

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's junta has placed at least 100 celebrities on its wanted list for allegedly inciting protests against its seizure of power, taking aim at those with big social media followings. 

Since Friday, the nightly news on state television has named 20 prominent figures accused of violating the law. The list is later reprinted the next day in a government-controlled newspaper. The list swelled to 100 on Tuesday night.

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